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Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

EARTH-i and what3words Keep an Eye on the Farnborough International Airshow from Above

13th July 2016 — EARTH-i (www.earthi.space), the innovative British distributor of Earth Observation and information services has joined forces with what3words to provide the organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow with an up-to-date map of the entire area, for use during the show. With a simple three-word address of every 3m x 3m square of

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Earth Observation for Humanitarian Aid

Earth observation satellites fly at distances of up to several hundred kilometres from Earth and can provide detailed information that assists relief workers on the ground. Now, this technology will be usable for humanitarian aid organisations such as Medécins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross in the next two years under the EO4HumEn+ (Extended EO-based

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space

For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface. The observation — by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) — is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Planetary Resources Raises $21.1 Million In Series A Funding; Unveils Advanced Earth Observation Capability

Redmond, Wash.—Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has secured US$21.1 million in Series A funding. The capital will be used to deploy and operate Ceres, an advanced Earth observation business that features the first commercial infrared and hyperspectral sensor platform to better understand and manage humanity’s natural resources. The funding

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Complex Data Made Easy

12 May 2016 — While the growing volume information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. ESA is addressing this challenge with ‘Thematic Exploitation Platforms’. The idea is to unlock satellite data and

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Mapping Global Sea-Level Variations with Sentinel-3A

Presented this week at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in the Czech Republic, this new map shows a month of ‘sea-level anomaly’ measurements from Sentinel-3A. The satellite has only been in orbit since 16 February 2016 and is therefore still being commissioned for service. Nevertheless, measurements made by its radar altimeter between 3 March and 2

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Earth-i Takes the Best of British to Geospatial World Forum

9th May 2016 — Earth-i (www.earthi.space), the British innovative distributor of Earth Observation and information services, will be supporting this year’s Geospatial World Forum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 23rd to 26th May.   The theme of the conference is one that Earth-i understands extremely well. Under the title of ‘Where’s the Money – disruptive

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Autonomous Stratospheric Airship “Stratobus” Takes Off

Cannes, April 26, 2016 – Thales Alenia Space announced today the official kickoff of its Stratobus research & development project. Stratobus is an autonomous stratospheric airship that was just approved by the French government’s “investment in the future” program, with funding of 17 million euros. These funds cover a 24-month development phase for key enabling

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Sentinel-1B Launch Event at ESRIN

Live from ESA’s ESRIN centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy: follow the event to celebrate the launch of the second satellite for the ‘radar vision’ mission, Sentinel-1. The second in the two-satellite mission, Sentinel-1B, is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 22 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST). During the

Friday, April 1st, 2016

First Announcement ISEO2016

We cordially invite you to attend the 3rd International Symposium on Earth Observation for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments (ISEO-2016), which will be held on 19-21 September 2016 in Dushanbe – the capital city of the Republic of Tajikistan. During the Symposium oral presentations of scientists and students as well as poster presentations are expected. Also,

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